Chilliwack teen among those charged in Stanley Cup riot

Eight more suspected Stanley Cup rioters have now been charged and one of them is from Chilliwack.

Eight more suspected Stanley Cup rioters have now been charged and one of them is from Chilliwack.

Crown prosecutors have charged 19-year-old Joshua Pharand with participating in a riot and two counts of mischief.

The announcement means a total of 103 charges have now been laid against 38 accused rioters.

Vancouver Police have so far asked Crown to prosecute 100 suspected rioters, and prosecutors are still considering charges against dozens of those suspects.

VPD officials have said hundreds more requests could still be made.

Under the province’s instructions, prosecutors are asking the court to televise the upcoming trials of Stanley Cup rioters.

Rioters torched police cars and other vehicles and looted stores in downtown Vancouver June 15 after the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Cup final.